Thursday June 26,2012
Guest Michael Ian Black telling about how his road trip with Meghan McCain speaks to civility and reveals the 2 core features of American culture; Mary Jane McKittrick on initiating conversations with kids about politics and civility; Issues with the military; The value of work in the one life we have.
Democratic comedian, Michael Ian Black.
Author, Mary Jane McKittrick
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Hour 1: Michael Ian Black is a hilarious Democratic comedian who took a road trip across America with the outspoken young Republican, Meghan McCain. The pair went on this trip to see if two people with radically different political beliefs could find common ground and chronicle their experience in their book, America, You Sexy Bitch: A Love Letter to Freedom. Hear about their journey, the many interesting people they met, and how their own biased expectations evolved into genuine respect for people who they initially thought were quite opposite from themselves.
Note: We invited Meghan McCain, but she was unable to join us due to her demanding MSNBC schedule.
Also, Americans losing faith in the notion in the idea of spreading American values to other nations.
Hour 2: Mary Jane McKitterick, author of “Boomer and Halley – Election Day,” helps adults address civility in politics with youngsters 4-8., author of Boomer and Halley – Election Day helps adults address civility in politics with youngsters 4-8.
McKittrick asks, how have we gotten to this:
and encourages us that we can change this by talking with kids about civility. Pawprint discussion starters in the book help parents to start that conversation.
Hour 3: Proselytizing the military dangerous for our national security. Plus comments by our friends and followers. Plus… taking lessons from Rome – Imperialism stretches nations thin. And the value of work and our lives.